Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance; they can also carry and spread serious disease to humans and pets. The Asian Tiger Mosquitoe, an invasive pest from Asia, has become more of a problem in the last few years and behaves differently from native mosquitoes. Tigers have a short flight range, about 100-200 yards. If you feel them biting you, then they are breeding nearby.
The good news is that homeowners can greatly reduce an infestation. We strongly encourage you to follow these simple steps below (or shown on the video at right). It may be all you need to do to kill the buzz and take back your own yard back.
1. Identify what type of mosquito you're dealing with. Tigers display a strong preference for breeding in small, man-made containers, especially those on the ground in shady, damp areas.
Note: If you find and eliminate all the breeding grounds, you will still have mosquitoes for up to two more weeks because they have a lifespan of about two weeks. Be vigilant and patient.
3. If you can’t eliminate or drain the breeding ground, because it’s either too heavy to move, or because it belongs to a neighbor who won’t help:
4. Other solutions:
5. If nothing works: If you’ve followed the steps above and waited two weeks and still have a problem, contact MDA at 410-841-5870 to schedule an inspector to investigate the source of the infestation and suggest remedies. The inspector will look for the breeding grounds described here.
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